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Money and Currency


The Bolivian currency is the Boliviano, and its symbol is Bs. Bills come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 bolivianos; in coins of 1, 2 and 5 bolivianos, and in 10, 20, and 50 bolivian cents.

There are banks and exchange booths within the airport where you can exchange your currency for bolivianos. Remember, when you receive your exchanged money, make sure that the transaction was done correctly.

The dollar is welcome within Bolivia, but you should be careful with the variations of the dollar value throughout the country.

When you receive cash, dollars or bolivianos, be sure that the bills you have are in a good condition, in their entirety, and without any writing on them. Also be careful with counterfeit money that could be circulating within Bolivia.

Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)

You can find them in Bolivia's main cities.

Credit cards

The most widely accepted ones in Bolivia are American Express, Visa, and Master Card.

Money exchange

Foreign currencies, in cash and travelers checks, can be exchanged in banks, "casas de cambio" (exchange booths or stores) and hotels.

The majority of transactions that take place are with American dollars, although in some places transactions are also done with less common foreign currency.

To convert bolivianos to American dollars, click here

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